The Indian women’s hockey team continued their good form and marched into the semifinals of Asia Cup by routing Kazakhstan 7-1 at Kakamgigahara in Japan. With this win they now have an all-win performance in the tournament. In the group matches India beat Singapore 10-0, China 4-1 and Malaysia 2-0 to top their pool with 9 points.
In the quarter final India was down in just the 2nd minute when Kazakhstan’s Vera Domashneva netted a goal. But in-form Gurjit Kaur scored the equaliser in the 4th minute. Deep Grace Ekka slotted the second one in the 16th minute and Navneet Kaur scored in the 22nd and 27th minutes. Deep made it 5-0 in the 41st minute, after which Gurjit scored in the 42nd and 56th minutes.
Gurjit is now the leading goal-scorer for India at the Asia Cup with 6.
PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata.
After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata.
In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer.
Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream.
So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.